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Mass Rapid Transit System Related Urban Development of Core Areas in A Colonial City: Case Study of Kolkata

Ar. Abhiroop Das, Dr. Sanjib Nag


Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) has created a significant impact on urban development in the core areas of colonial cities and has been running along important movement corridors, especially in and around these areas resulting in a deterioration of the overall spatial/physical environment. As a result, these areas require immediate intervention to rectify the problems, as well as to arrest any further deterioration. This again requires a research work to understand these developments in selected core areas of a city. Accordingly, in this paper an attempt has been made to understand the impact of MRTS particularly in the core areas, in a structured format.

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